#248 -- 13 Days of Creepmas Day 2: Jack Frost (1996)
Director: Michael Cooney
The second day of Creepmas brings us a Jolly horror movie that everyone's heard of; but this is the first time I've seen it. All this time I've thought it was this wonderful movie that everyone loved. I'm not sure if everyone loves it, but I don't. It's not that I hate it; but compared to yesterday's movie, it just isn't all that great.
It kind of follows the basic premise of Child's Play and The Gingerdead Man, which I reviewed a couple of days ago. It's about a serial killer named---you guessed it!--Jack Frost. He was captured by the sheriff of a town called Snowmonton (very original, right?) and sentenced to death. While he was being transported to wherever the execution would take place, the vehicle was in a terrible car crash. Okay, it really wasn't all that terrible. But when the car crashed, some kind of chemical was released that made Jack's body melt into the snow. It was a chemical that some crazy doctor was working on so that, during an apocalypse, humans could be resurrected as inanimate objects. So, not only did Jack melt into the snow, but he turned into a snowman. A killer snowman, that is! And to top it off, he was able to melt and re-freeze at will. As far as killer snowmen go, I've only seen one other, and that was in a movie that was so intentionally horrible that it really can't be compared to it. I guess Jack Frost is pretty good.
Finally, the sheriff and townspeople remembered the story of Frosty the Snowman, and realized that snow can freaking melt, they figured that heat might be able to destroy him. Go fucking figure. So, armed with hair dryers and a furnace, they were kind of able to get the best of him. Except there is a sequel, so we know that he wasn't really killed. Of course, the best killers never are.
I'm fairly new to the Christmas themed horror movies, but I've already got a tiny list. The best, of course, is Nightmare Before Christmas (even though it's not a horror movie, it still incorporates Halloween into Christmas, so it definitely counts here). Second on my list is yesterday's movie, Santa's Slay, and Jack Frost comes in at third so far. I'm looking forward to watching more and finding the best of the bunch.
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